Winchcombe was at one time the capital of the Kingdom of Mercia.
St. Peter`s Church is a very grand wool church, built in the 15th century in the Perpendicular style, with a fine collection of grotesques. The coffins of Kenwulf, King of Mercia and overlord of all England and his son, the murdered St. Kenelm, are here.
The Anglo-Saxon Winchcombe Abbey, founded in 797, was beside the church.
The George Inn dates from the 15th century and has a galleried courtyard.
The town centre has an impressive array of both stone and timber framed buildings.
Winchcombe has a station on the restored Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, and there is a railway museum in the town.
Sudeley Castle, the last home of Catherine Parr, widow of Henry VIII, is just outside the town.
Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Winchcombe for groups.